Ryanair and Air Berlin were not aware of costs on the internet

Ryanair and Air Berlin must state the full air fare on the internet. That has determined a court in Berlin. The two airlines, which mostly sell flights on the Internet themselves, were charged by the German Federation of Consumer Organizations because they only mentioned a part of the costs on their sites

Ryanair and Air Berlin must state the full air fare on the internet. That has determined a court in Berlin.

The two airlines, which mostly sell flights on the Internet themselves, were charged by the German Federation of Consumer Organizations because they only mentioned a part of the costs on their sites.

All sorts of surcharges were only counted when the consumer had to pay. A ticket for a flight between Berlin and Frankfurt did not cost the indicated 41 euros, but 74 euros. Ryanair also lost extra costs.

Both companies thus violated EU legislation, which since 2008 stipulates that the traveler must be informed of the applicable conditions when purchasing a ticket for a flight from an EU airport. The total amount must always be indicated and consist of the air fare and applicable taxes, costs and surcharges that are to be expected at the time of publication.